transaction advisory services

project finance ADVISORY SERVICES

dcs advisory Experts team

project finance advisory

Daniel Dean

Vienna, Austria

Victor Saltão

Atlanta, USA

Lloyd Richardson
Washington NC, USA

James Weiss
Vienna, Austria

Chris Hanson

Lewes DE, USA

Elena Graf-Burgstaller

Vienna, Austria​​

Meet Our Project Finance Advisory Experts Team!



DCS provides expert project finance advisory services related to: (i) new-build ("greenfield") projects, (ii) expansionary/rehabilitation/renewal ("brownfield") projects; and, (iii) decommissioning and environmental rehabilitation projects.  DCS focuses on providing comprehensive project finance advisory services related to PPP/P3 applications within the sectors that we focus on, including the infrastructureenergy & utilitiesindustrialsoil & gas and real estate sectors. 

"Project finance" is a broad term related to the proper structuring of a project, encompassing (but not necessarily limited to):

  • Corporate Structuring. Including legal and commercial contractual structure; financial, technical (including environmental/social);
  • Due Diligence. Financial, technical (including environmental/social); commercial, regulatory and legal due diligence (including related studies, reports and analyses);
  • Financial Modeling.  Financial modeling (and most importantly determine that the project's revenues will sufficiently repay debt and equity);
  • Debt & Equity Capital Fundraising.  Procurement of sufficient debt and equity capital; project debt and related credit and guarantee facilities;
  • Risk Allocation Analysis.  Efficient allocation of project risks toward the party capable and best positioned to bear each risk element; and,
  • Contract Drafting & Negotiation.  Negotiation to pricing, terms and conditions and development/construction contracts and project agreements.

DCS advisors are able to provide project finance advisory services on a stand-alone basis on behalf of public and private sector clients who are pursuing the development, financing and construction of major projects.  In most cases, as project financing will be only one element of a larger project delivery program, DCS will also be providing other complementary transaction advisory services in relation to other transaction elements.  Our preference is always to provide such comprehensive transaction advisory services and coordinate all elements of the transaction, including project financing on behalf of our clients.

Under any project finance advisory mandate, DCS will draw from our vast global network of veteran industry expert advisor affiliates and our relationship consultants in order to assemble the most appropriate team to match the specific needs of the transaction at hand.  This will always include leadership of DCS affiliate experts who possess decades of global project finance experience related to the specific sector and transaction type.  In any project finance advisory service mandate, our preferred role is always to serve as the lead project/program manager.  Within this role we are also able to assist in the selection and procurement (or subcontracting) and management of other advisors, including local and international legal, technical, tax, commercial and due diligence advisors or other specialized advisors, as the specific transaction may require.  To the extent that other third-party advisors are required, there are many value added advantages of allowing DCS to assist in the procurement of these advisors.  First, DCS expert affiliates themselves possess many of the legal, technical, commercial and managerial skill sets and we are best positioned to determine which additional outside third-party skill sets are required and which firms or individuals should be hired in these roles.  Second, transaction advisors are often very complex undertakings, requiring the management and coordination of many simultaneous workstreams.  DCS advisors are experts inproject and program management services and are ideally suited to manage and coordinate a multi-dimensional advisory team most efficiently and effectively.

Complementing our project finance transaction advisory services, DCS advisors offer the following complementary advisory services that may be applicable, dependent on the specific project finance transaction situation.

DCS experts provide comprehensive project finance transaction advisory services in the following sectors that we specialize in.  Please click on the below links to learn more about the sectors that we cover:

DCS experts provide comprehensive project finance transaction advisory services to the following categories of clients: